What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.

We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.


  • Profile Image

    Changing the Height of a Form

    Asked by born on October 22, 2010 at 08:15 AM

    How do I change the height of a form?

    Can see the width can be changed but not the height?

    cheers

    flemming

    change form height height
  • Profile Image
    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 22, 2010 at 08:59 AM

    Height depends on the questions you have. If you have more questions, the form height will increase. So, it does not make sense to change the height. Why do you need to change the form height exactly?

  • Profile Image

    Answered by born on October 22, 2010 at 09:17 AM

    Well, i made a simple mail list form i.e. two text boxes and a submit botton all stacked and it doesn't fill more than 150pix in height or so, yet when embedding it on a webpage it makes itself a lot taller than what the boxes fill up. Same goes for the top really, the space above the form I don't seem to be able to shorten, so if I'd like to place a text of my own (say if I don't like the choices there is of a headline in the form builder), it leaves a too big a gab for my liking instead of being able to have a snug fit.

    However, have in the meantime played around with this and making the BG transparent seems to eliminate the height issue... still have too much top though

  • Profile Image

    Answered by born on October 22, 2010 at 09:56 AM

    20min later....

    Think the transparant worked getting rid of big container it seemed to sit in.
    Well for Firefox anyway - on a mac.
    Safari makes the container invisible but leaves the space...

    On a PC Google chrome a white box shows underneath the form as if the transparant only worked where the  text boxes and the submit botton is.

    That is what is, but when you get the Jotform selfstyled Thank You message, which is pretty large, it expands the table where the form is placed in, to this huge box?

    This seems to be a default table size the forms most fit into and can't be changed.
    Annoying.

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 24, 2010 at 12:49 AM

    Please post the URL of the page so that we can take a look what is exactly causing the problem.

    Regarding the Thank You page: You can change it with your own message.

    1. Click on "Setup and Share" tab on the form builder toolbar
    2. Click on "Thank You"
    3. Select "Thank You message" option and enter a text for the page.

  • Profile Image

    Answered by born on October 27, 2010 at 05:58 AM

    http://bornshorts.com/formtest.html

    Fill in the form and you'll see it expands and push down the rest of page.
    This also happens with the auto Thank You just with a tall white box surronding the text.
    Pretty annoying.

    It'd be fab if the height of the table or container this text sit in could be adjusted, just like you adjust the width on the form.

    I'm sure all this can be sorted with ccs but I don't know that.

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 27, 2010 at 06:45 AM

    Can you try the IFrame code? That might not have this problem. Replace your existing code with it. Here is how you can get the iframe code. Open your form on the Form Builder:
    1. Open "Setup & Share" tab on toolbar,
    2. Click on "Share Form"
    3. Click on "Advanced Options"
    4. Click on "iFrame Code".

  • Profile Image

    Answered by born on October 27, 2010 at 07:34 AM

    Tried that already, just tried it again to be sure even changed the height within the Iframe code but that obviously only changes the from not the Thank You message coming after.

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 27, 2010 at 07:39 AM

    I just re-looked at the page and it is still the script code. Can you post the iframe code so I can take a look. I'm not sure how iframe can change size. That shouldn't be possible. I'd like to see it.

  • Profile Image

    Answered by born on October 27, 2010 at 07:48 AM

    <iframe allowtransparency="true" src="//www.jotform.com/form/2993243743" frameborder="0" style="width:100%; height:100px; border:none;" scrolling="no">
    </iframe>

    Changed the height: from 600 somewhat px to 100px

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 27, 2010 at 09:09 AM

    I mean on this page:

    http://bornshorts.com/formtest.html

    It is still using the script code.

  • Profile Image

    Answered by born on October 27, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    Must have forgot to upload it again but it's on now and interestingly it works?!

    Odd.

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 27, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Yes, the IFrame keeps the form and thank you message within a specific area. So, it is more suitable for your needs here.

  • Profile Image

    Answered by born on October 27, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Great. Thanks

    In Safari the form comes on as a white box for a second before the transparency kicks in, in firefox it's fine but I'll live with that.

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 28, 2010 at 06:43 AM

    On the Form Builder, select "Background" butt on the "Form Style" toolbar and change it to the same color as your site.

  • Profile Image

    Answered by born on October 28, 2010 at 08:38 AM

    Execpt the bg is a picture, therefore I've set the form to transparent.
    Also tried transparent in set/share, preferrences, background.

    No difference though.

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 28, 2010 at 08:57 AM

    You can put the background image to your form as well. Here is how to do it:

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/6693-Can-i-change-the-background-image-of-my-free-form#3

  • Profile Image

    Answered by kpitonak on April 24, 2011 at 04:15 AM

    Thanks a lot! This solved my problems.

  • Profile Image

    Answered by Raghuindia on January 14, 2015 at 08:52 AM

    Hello sir

    How is changing  size of a form

                                                         Yours

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on January 14, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Hi,

    Since this thread is very old, I have moved your questions to a thread of its own so that we may address it separately.  We will update you with our response in this thread here:

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/495992